I've decided to "train" for my thru. I figure, it might make those first three weeks slightly more pleasant if I was a bit in shape.
So this morning, I hit the gym. Everyone there (at the hour of 7:45, three people, the janitor and the front desk person) seemed to think it was really weird when I started on the elliptical/cross trainer, whatever they call it machine in my hiking boots and loaded pack. I know, I know. The best training is just to hike. But, I have limited time, and it is so much easier sometimes to get on the machine and get back off.
So I'm startng out a bit slow- just on a "level" setting, did about two or three miles- I'll gradually increase slope and distance.
Does this sound like a good approach? Or is there something better I could be doing?
Is anyone else "training" for their upcoming thru?